The Empowered Committee on Infrastructure (ECI), headed by Chief Secretary Jugal Kishore Mohapatra, on Wednesday accorded in-principle approval to several infrastructure projects.
The projects approved by ECI include solid waste management in Puri and Berhampur municipalities, energy efficient public street lighting project in Bhubaneswar, capacity building support proposed by Housing and Urban Development department, development of storage and warehousing infrastructure for rice proposed by Planning & Coordination department, biotech park and Chhendipada common corridor projects of IDCO.
Besides, four-laning of Sambalpur-Rourkela section of State Highway-10 proposed by Works department was recommended to high- level clearance authority (HLCA).
Earlier, the empowered committee had approved the proposals for construction of convention centre at Janata Maidan and World Trade Centre near Fortune Towers in the city, Development Commissioner Injeti Srinivas told reporters after the meeting.
The Chief Secretary asked the implementing departments and agencies to work out timelines for construction, completion of different phases of work and commencement of the services.